The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 841 887 858
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 52 31 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.026% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.027% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 46 27 44
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104429 113406 103826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86226 93036 86429
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 38 £45,000 - 3
London +59 22 £65,000 +1.56% 1
City of London +33 9 £65,000 +0.77% 1
South East +17 7 £45,000 -
Hampshire +6 7 £45,000 -
Scotland - 4 £65,000 -
North West - 4 £35,750 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £65,000 -
Southampton - 4 £45,000 -
Portsmouth +24 3 £50,000 +21.95%
Nottingham - 2 £38,250 -
Warrington - 2 £34,000 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £34,000 - 1
Leeds - 2 £35,000 -
South West - 2 £38,750 -
East Midlands - 2 £34,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £38,250 -
Somerset - 2 £38,750 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
East of England -4 1 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £34,000 -
Leicester - 1 £34,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £40,000 -
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -
Bath - 1 £37,500 -
Bedford - 1 £40,000 -
Derby - 1 £34,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £34,000 -

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 50 (51.02%) Java
2 47 (47.96%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (40.82%) Test Automation
4 33 (33.67%) Selenium
5 32 (32.65%) Performance Testing
5 32 (32.65%) Cucumber
6 30 (30.61%) Test Strategy
6 30 (30.61%) HP
7 28 (28.57%) WebDriver
8 25 (25.51%) LoadRunner
9 24 (24.49%) HP UFT
9 24 (24.49%) BDD
10 23 (23.47%) HP Quality Center
11 21 (21.43%) Open Source
11 21 (21.43%) C#
11 21 (21.43%) SAP
12 20 (20.41%) Finance
12 20 (20.41%) Groovy
13 19 (19.39%) QA
14 17 (17.35%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (17.35%) C++
15 16 (16.33%) Jenkins
16 15 (15.31%) Git (software)
16 15 (15.31%) JavaScript
16 15 (15.31%) .NET
17 14 (14.29%) Automated Testing
17 14 (14.29%) Unit Testing
17 14 (14.29%) Test Scripting
18 13 (13.27%) SoapUI
18 13 (13.27%) E-Commerce

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.08%) WebLogic
1 4 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) SAN
2 2 (2.04%) VoIP
2 2 (2.04%) VPN
2 2 (2.04%) Firewall
2 2 (2.04%) Wireless
2 2 (2.04%) Network Security
3 1 (1.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (33.67%) Selenium
2 32 (32.65%) Cucumber
3 28 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 25 (25.51%) LoadRunner
5 24 (24.49%) HP UFT
6 16 (16.33%) Jenkins
7 15 (15.31%) Git (software)
8 13 (13.27%) SoapUI
9 11 (11.22%) Mockito
9 11 (11.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (9.18%) JUnit
10 9 (9.18%) TestNG
11 8 (8.16%) SpecFlow
11 8 (8.16%) JIRA
12 7 (7.14%) Visual Studio
12 7 (7.14%) Eclipse
12 7 (7.14%) JMeter
12 7 (7.14%) NUnit
13 5 (5.10%) FitNesse
13 5 (5.10%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (20.41%) Finance
2 12 (12.24%) Retail
3 8 (8.16%) Banking
4 5 (5.10%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.31%) .NET
2 4 (4.08%) Web Services
3 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.06%) JSP
3 3 (3.06%) WinForms
3 3 (3.06%) WPF
3 3 (3.06%) HTML
4 2 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.04%) WCF
5 1 (1.02%) JSON
5 1 (1.02%) XML
5 1 (1.02%) Middleware
5 1 (1.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.08%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.04%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.04%) CESG
4 1 (1.02%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.02%) PMI
4 1 (1.02%) NHS
4 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.22%) UNIX
2 2 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (47.96%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (40.82%) Test Automation
3 32 (32.65%) Performance Testing
4 30 (30.61%) Test Strategy
5 24 (24.49%) BDD
6 21 (21.43%) Open Source
7 17 (17.35%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 14 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 14 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 13 (13.27%) E-Commerce
10 11 (11.22%) Scrum
11 10 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (9.18%) Automation Testing
13 8 (8.16%) TDD
14 7 (7.14%) Mentoring
15 6 (6.12%) Project Management
15 6 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
16 5 (5.10%) Software Testing
16 5 (5.10%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (51.02%) Java
2 21 (21.43%) C#
3 20 (20.41%) Groovy
4 17 (17.35%) C++
5 15 (15.31%) JavaScript
6 13 (13.27%) SQL
6 13 (13.27%) Python
7 10 (10.20%) Ruby
8 7 (7.14%) Perl
9 4 (4.08%) VBScript
10 3 (3.06%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.04%) C
12 1 (1.02%) COBOL
12 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) ISEB
1 11 (11.22%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.14%) Degree
3 4 (4.08%) SAP Certification
3 4 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (3.06%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.02%) CSQA
5 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (23.47%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.04%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (2.04%) Nessus
2 2 (2.04%) Nmap
Vendors
1 30 (30.61%) HP
2 21 (21.43%) SAP
3 13 (13.27%) Oracle
4 6 (6.12%) IBM
4 6 (6.12%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.10%) Citrix
6 4 (4.08%) WorldPay
7 2 (2.04%) Acunetix
8 1 (1.02%) Compuware
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